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‘V/H/S Viral’ Red-Band Trailer: Third Time May Be The Bloody Charm

Following suit from its predecessors, V/H/S Viral compiles short horror films from a myriad of up and coming directors. Tied together loosely by a main story about teenagers stumbling upon some horrific videotapes, the third entry in the V/H/S series seems to amp up the insanity, gore, violence, and body horror. Releasing on October 23 via VOD and with a limited theatrical run on November 21, this venture into the horror compilation includes entries from directors such as Justin Benson (Resolution), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), Aaron Moorhead (…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tusk’ Will Stay With You Long After The Credits Roll

Film: Tusk
Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks
Directed by: Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has gone full walrus with his latest feature, and the world of horror may never be the same.

Wallace (Justin Long) is a grown man-child who makes his living hosting a podcast with his best friend called the ‘Not-See Party.’ Their show’s premise is never explained, but suffice to say they spend a lot of time watching and commenting on ridiculous videos they find online. One clip, which features a young man accidentally harming himself in an incredibly embarrassing way, inspires Wallace to travel from his home …

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The Team Behind ‘You’re Next’ And ‘The Guest’ To Remake ‘I Saw The Devil’

We know that no movie – especially no horror movie – is safe from the remake bug. If we didn’t know that, we certainly learned it with the Audition news. It’s no surprise, then, to hear that a remake of Kim Jee-Woon’s 2010 revenge thriller I Saw The Devil has been commissioned.

There’s good news, though. It looks like this remake will be tackled by writer-director team Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, who are close to sealing the deal

The two are among the hotter names in indie horror. Besides contributing to both V/H/S films, they gave us a …

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‘The Sins Of Dracula’ Trailer: All Hail Low Budget Filmmaking

Scorpio Film has become something of a genre staple in recent years. Though the production company has not released a single film that received theatrical distribution, the people working at Scorpio have managed to craft some of the most bizarre original features in recent memory. The best, at least in our opinion, has been a little film called Disco Exorcist, but the company’s latest project may steal the lo-fi horror crown in just a few short weeks.

As the star of his church choir, there’s nothing that brings Billy more joy than the opportunity to sing for an audience. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Possession Of Michael King’ Is Thoroughly Unsettling

Film: The Possession Of Michael King
Starring: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson
Directed by: David Jung

If you have seen one movie with a title that begins with The Possession Of… then you have seen them all, right?

If you had asked me that very question a week ago I might have agreed without a second thought, but living in a world where I have witnessed The Possession Of Michael King I no longer know what to think. Blending POV filmmaking with a documentary-like twist on found footage, the film manages to find thrilling new ground in a sub-genre riddled with …

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‘Spring’ Trailer: The Girl Of Your Dreams Is More Than Meets The Eye

Death has a funny way of making the living realize everything they are doing in their own lives is probably a mistake. Maybe it’s the fact that the death of anyone reminds us of our own impending doom, or maybe it’s because we suddenly understand how precious time actually is, but whatever the case death has long proven to be one of the biggest motivators of all time – both in life and art.

Spring, the upcoming film from the team that delivered Resolution, takes this idea in a new direction while following a familiar blueprint. Evan, a …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘As Above, So Below’ Is Just Another Found Footage Dud

Film: As Above, So Below
Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

There is a moment fifteen or twenty minutes into As Above, So Below when it seems as if the film will finally be the long awaited title that raises the bar for found footage across the board. For a few fleeting minutes the characters are interesting, the story is thrilling, and there is a genuine sense of mystery to everything taking place on screen. Then, just as the catacombs begin to close in, things take a turn for the predictable.…

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Watch A New ‘[REC] 4: Apocalypse’ Trailer For More Death At Sea

Two weeks in advance of the film’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve received another trailer for [REC] 4: Apocalypse.

The trailer reuses much of the footage from the previous trailer, leaving out, well the most exciting bits. It gives us a few different views, like security cameras and an exterior view of the boat, but otherwise unfolds the same way: with everything hitting the fan. This one also doesn’t have subtitles. If nothing else, it invites a revisiting of that first trailer and restokes fans’ anticipation for the film.

[REC] 4: Apocalypse is billed as …

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‘As God Says’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Adapts Bloody Popular Comic

At the end of last month, we learned that there is an adaptation of  Takashi Miike‘s Audition pending. The response was mixed at best. Now, at the end of this month, we’re much more excited for an adaptation by, not of, Miike.

As God Says was a 2011-12 comic book written by Muneyuki Kanshiro and drawn by Akeji Fujimura that, according to Variety, has sold 1.5 million paperback copies. The plot is a familiar, and suddenly popular, one – kids forced to kill each other.

It immediately conjures up Battle Royale and Hunger Games, this plot “about …

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Found Footage Terror ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ Finally Arrives On VOD

2008 was a long time ago. Obama was still campaigning for the hearts of American voters, pop-influenced hardcore bands were more of a rare treat than an ever-present menace on music, and found footage was still something akin to a ‘cool’ subgenre in the world of horror.

It was around this same time that a little film arrived on the market called The Poughkeepsie Tapes. The film, which John Erick Dowdle directs from a story he wrote with his brother, Drew Dowdle, showcases a collection of mysterious tapes that were allegedly found in the basement of an abandoned house. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

Film: The Purge: Anarchy
Starring: Frank Grillo
Directed by: James DeMonaco

A year after The Purge proved audiences were still interested in home invasion horror, The Purge: Anarchy has arrived with a mishandled attempt at franchise expansion that will likely be forgotten before the end of the year.

I was incredibly excited for The Purge: Anarchy after the initial trailer debuted online at the end of 2013 because it looked like the film I had hoped the original Purge would be. It always seemed strange to me that a film with a premise about all crime being legal for twenty-four …

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TRAILER: ‘The Conjuring’ Prequel Reveals Origins of ‘Annabelle’

In most circles, Annabelle has been referred to as a spin-off ever since it was announced shortly after The Conjuring became one of last summer’s massive box-office successes. Today, we’re given our first extended look at Annabelle, with a trailer that more or less confirms the film is actually a prequel to The Conjuring. I know. Semantics, right?

Annabelle, the origin story of the creepy doll from The Conjuring, will hit theaters on October 3. The Conjuring cinematographer John Leonetti, who also shot the Insidious movies (as well as Piranha 3D, Joe Dirt and The